The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook : What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this classic work of developmental psychology, renowned psychiatrist and the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Happened to You? reveals how trauma affects children-and outlines the path to recovery.

"Fascinating and upbeat.... Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist." -Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia

How does trauma affect a child's mind-and how can that mind recover?
Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce D. Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry tells their stories of trauma and transformation and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what happens to children's brain when they are exposed to extreme stress-and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease such pain and help them grow into healthy adults. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child.

Book information

ISBN: 9780465094455
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Basic Books
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 618.9289
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7543
Number of pages: xxix, 417
Weight: 438g
Height: 138mm
Width: 211mm
Spine width: 33mm